How does creativity help us cope? What role does the imagination play in allaying our age-old fears of loss and separation? 

Filmmaker Cailleah Scott-Grimes leans into these questions in the short doc she’s made in collaboration with her father.

Rockin’ the Coffin, a contrarian’s guide to the good death, was made possible by the CBC’s Creative Relief Fund established to support the creation of 119 works that are original, accessible, and that inspire resilience and dialogue in COVID times.

In the 9 minutes it takes to watch the film—and peer inside our quirky family—perhaps you’ll think about how you and yours are broaching the hard questions.

And if any of the above resonates with you, I hope you’ll share this link on social media—or with anyone who needs a hand. 

Dad builds a coffin. Daughter asks big questions.

Comments and reflections are welcome

to Ron Grimes or Cailleah Scott-Grimes

Here are conversations about “Rockin’ the Coffin”